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Knowledgeable Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for Fair Compensation

18-wheeler & tractor-trailer accident attorneys

The experienced truck accident attorneys of Lewis and Pokora in Phoenix can provide you with the strong legal representation you need when you suffer injury from the negligent or reckless actions of a truck driver or trucking company. We offer comprehensive support to individuals or their families who have been injured or have suffered a wrongful death after a collision with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, passenger bus, 18-wheeler, big rig, rental truck or another type of commercial vehicle. No matter who you believe to be at fault for an accident, you should take the following steps to secure your legal right to personal injury or wrongful death compensation:

Find a Phoenix truck accident lawyer well-versed in state and federal laws. Truck accident cases are especially complicated because they involve state and federal laws. A trucker may be traveling across state borders — and be governed by various interstate and intrastate commerce regulations. There are height, weight, load and time restrictions with which truckers must comply to travel along Arizona highways. Depending on where the accident occurred and where the trucking company is headquartered, there could be jurisdictional concerns that arise during evidence gathering. Working with a local truck accident lawyer is vital if you have been seriously injured in Phoenix or elsewhere in Arizona.

Many truck drivers are accountable to their employers for getting a load to its destination on time and under budget – no matter what the cost. Some trucking companies turn a blind eye when drivers engage in inappropriate transportation practices, such as falsifying logs, driving while fatigued or violating weight, load or route restrictions. That is why finding proof of inappropriate conduct can sometimes be difficult – especially in cases where the trucker denies culpability and hides evidence of illegality. An experienced trucking accident attorney in Phoenix can help to gain access to the driver’s records and to uncover evidence of improper conduct, if available. Some unconscionable commercial driving practices include:

  • Brake failures / failure to make repairs
  • Chemical spills
  • Driver error
  • Driver inexperience
  • Drug use / drunk driving (DUI / DWI)
  • Entering a blind spot
  • Failed inspections
  • Failure to signal
  • Falling debris / unsecured loads
  • Mechanical / engine failures
  • Overturned trucks
  • Overweight loads / excess cargo
  • Sleep deprivation / driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Swinging turns
  • Tailgating
  • Tire blowouts / bald tires

Many truckers rely on their commercial driving licenses for continued employment. Therefore, many drivers are unlikely to admit fault when an accident occurs. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to capture the evidence needed to support your side of the story. You can be sure that the other party’s insurer will send truck accident investigators to the scene of a crash soon after the accident. You need a Phoenix car accident lawyer on your side who will work just as hard for you.

Your case may depend on seeking the help of a reputable physician. A doctor may be called to the stand to testify about your medical condition. If a doctor has too many malpractice complaints in his or her professional career, his or her professional judgment and credibility may be called into question on the stand. As a service to the public, the Arizona Medical Board provides an online license lookup service. Find out how your physician rates before you continue treatment. The injury attorneys and paralegals at Lewis and Pokora can refer you to trusted medical providers during your free consultation.

When a trucking accident results in death

Truck accidents usually result in some of the most catastrophic injuries – including paralysis, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, brain damage and, in some cases, death. The compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Lewis and Pokora have experience with getting fair compensation for the wrongful death and loss of a loved one as a result of the negligence of another.

Contact our Phoenix tractor-trailer accident attorneys today

Please contact us at 602.889.6666 or online to talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your case.

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